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Game Thread: Bucks/Bobcats

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Mike was one of the best last night. (via Yahoo)

Bucks (16-18, 7-13 road) @ Bobcats (11-22, 8-12 home)

Gametime: 6:00 p.m. central time (FS Wisconsin)

Bucks Position Bobcats
Luke Ridnour PG Raymond Felton
Michael Redd SG Matt Carroll
Richard Jefferson
SF Gerald Wallace
Luc Mbah a Moute
PF Boris Diaw
Andrew Bogut
C Emeka Okafor

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injuries:

Bucks: None.

Bobcats: Sean May (knee) is out. Raja Bell (groin) is questionable.

08/09 Series:

Nov. 22: Bucks 79 @Bobcats 74

Dec. 5: @Bucks 101 Bobcats 96

Jan. 2: @Bucks 103 Bobcats 75

08/09 Advanced Stats:

Bucks Offense: 23rd (104.0 points/100 possessions) Defense: 6th (103.3) Pace: 12th (92.0)

Bobcats Offense: 27th (102.3 points/100 possessions) Defense: 14th (105.7)  Pace:  29th (87.8)

Three points:

  • Familiar foe. Charlotte continued its franchise-long habit of losing to the Bucks last night. A couple of last year's holdovers, Michael Redd (season-high 31 points) and Charlie Villanueva (27 points on 16 shots), carried Milwaukee to win number 14 in 17 games against the Bobcats all time.
  • Sessions regressions? Ramon Sessions is shooting 1-6 for two points in 19 minutes in the last three games. He finished December averaging 16.1 minutes in the month, barely more than half as many as his 33.7 minutes per game in November. And he started January with a DNP. Luke Ridnour has been lighting it up of late, though he didn't set the court on fire last night. But Tyronn Lue (6 pts, 4 rebs, 2 ast, 0 turn in 21 mins) did a fine job backing up Ridnour against Charlotte. Ramon started the season as the Bucks' most consistent offensive player, scoring (hit for double figures in 16 of his first 17 games) and running the offense with guile. Yet he's played more than 22 minutes just once in over a month.
  • In defense. The Bucks held an opponent under 90 points for the twelfth time this season. That's something they accomplished nine times all of last season. And Milwaukee is playing at a faster pace this year.

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